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4 Assumptions About Gender That Distort How We Think About Climate Change (and 3 Ways to do Better)

4 Assumptions About Gender That Distort How We Think About Climate Change (and 3 Ways to do Better)

Gender influences how people experience and respond to climate change. This is particularly evident in developing nations where women and men adapt to climatic shocks differently. Women work harder and longer, in poorer conditions, while men are more likely to migrate to find work that’s often insecure and unreliable. In an article published today in...

NGO Releases Short Film on How Refugee Kids Cope with Virtual Learning

NGO Releases Short Film on How Refugee Kids Cope with Virtual Learning

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Fugee, a refugee-led non-profit organisation championing equality and education access by and with refugees to bridge learning gaps, help realise full potential and nurture self-reliance to build a truly inclusive society free from discrimination, has launched a short documentary viewable on YouTube, Empowering Children to be Future-Ready in the name of their first digital learning...

The Biodegradable Menstrual Cup Helping to Reduce Period Waste

The Biodegradable Menstrual Cup Helping to Reduce Period Waste

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Leading eco store Biome has introduced to the Australian market, Loop Cup by Hevea; a completely biodegradable menstrual cup made from 100% natural rubber providing a plastic and waste free option for conscious consumers. Environmentalist and founder of Biome, Tracey...

From Veggie Gardening to Op-shopping, Migrants are the Quiet Environmentalists

From Veggie Gardening to Op-shopping, Migrants are the Quiet Environmentalists

The organised environmental movement is largely a white, middle-class space. But our research shows migrants care for nature in other ways – including living sustainably in their everyday lives. This is most obvious on the domestic front. From repurposing goods to keeping vegetable gardens and being careful with electricity use, migrants are highly likely to...

Researchers in Australia Develop Improved Recycling Process for Carbon Fibres

Researchers in Australia Develop Improved Recycling Process for Carbon Fibres

In recent years there has been an increased focus on the circular economy and a heightened demand for products made of recyclable materials, however many materials can only be recycled so many times before they begin to wear out.  This is the case with carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites, non-biodegradable materials which, until now, have lacked...

The Problem With Celebrity Activism

The Problem With Celebrity Activism

“I’d eat dirt before an animal.” Those were the words – reproduced over and over on colourful backgrounds for social media memes – uttered by worldwide A-lister Miley Cyrus. The singer, passionate about her vegan lifestyle, spoke out for animal rights on red carpets and in media interviews for years. Awarded by animal rights organisations...

Wells Fargo Joins Largest U.S. Banks in Setting Net-Zero Emissions Goal

Wells Fargo Joins Largest U.S. Banks in Setting Net-Zero Emissions Goal

On March 8, Wells Fargo, the third largest US bank by assets, announced its commitment to carbon neutrality, announcing that it intends to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 in alignment with the Paris Agreement. Wells Fargo is the last of the U.S.’s big six banks to make the net-zero emissions pledge following similar commitments by Goldman Sachs, Citigroup,...

Vivobarefoot Launches New Sustainability Initiative ‘Redesign Heroes’

Vivobarefoot Launches New Sustainability Initiative ‘Redesign Heroes’

The footwear company determined their best wasn’t good enough, so they launched ‘Redesign Heroes’, more sustainable versions of its iconic footwear Minimalist footwear company Vivobarefoot today announces the launch of‘Redesign Heroes’, a renewed and improved line of iconic Vivobarefoot footwear, reconstructed with 36% reduction in its supporting supply chains, less materials and better, more sustainable...

We Are the 1%: The Wealth of Many Australians Puts Them in an Elite Club Wrecking the Planet

We Are the 1%: The Wealth of Many Australians Puts Them in an Elite Club Wrecking the Planet

Among the many hard truths exposed by COVID-19 is the huge disparity between the world’s rich and poor. As economies went into freefall, the world’s billionaires increased their already huge fortunes by 27.5%. And as many ordinary people lost their jobs and fell into poverty, The Guardian reported “the 1% are coping” by taking private...

4 Reasons Urban Farming is Growing in Popularity During Quarantine

4 Reasons Urban Farming is Growing in Popularity During Quarantine

By Emily Newton The urgent need to halt the rapid spread of COVID-19 contagion required people worldwide to adapt to drastically new ways of life. As leaders issued shelter-in-place orders, citizens only left their homes for essential reasons. Others found themselves in isolation after testing positive for the virus or coming into contact with someone...

Home-Delivered Food Has a Huge Climate Cost. So Which Cuisine is the Worst Culprit?

Home-Delivered Food Has a Huge Climate Cost. So Which Cuisine is the Worst Culprit?

Over the past few years, Australians have embraced online food delivery services such as UberEats, Deliveroo and Menulog. But home-delivered food comes with a climate cost, and single-use packaging is one of the biggest contributors. Our research found Australians placed 27 million online food orders in 2018. By 2024, this number is projected to increase...

Enjoy Them While You Can? The Ecotourism Challenge Facing Australia’s Favourite Islands

Enjoy Them While You Can? The Ecotourism Challenge Facing Australia’s Favourite Islands

I fell for Kangaroo Island from my first visit. I recall standing on a headland on the island’s southern coast, near Remarkable Rocks (a popular tourist site), and being awestruck by the Southern Ocean. The island (Australia’s third-largest after Tasmania and Melville Island) is one of 16 designated National Landscapes and arguably South Australia’s greatest...